Benefon unveils three new GPS smartphones



Benefon unveils three new GPS smartphones
Benefon, today announced its 2007 product roadmap: three new GPS smartphones featuring turn by turn navigation and Windows Mobile 6 applications.

TWIG Talisman - The TWIG Talisman is one of the first GPS devices to
launch with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6. It is also the first device to include Benefon’s new Windows navigation and location search solution featuring real time turn by turn voice
guided directions. This compact handset looks like a phone with a traditional numeric key pad, but also features a 2.6” touch-screen. The Twig Talisman is a Tri-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device and features a 2 mega pixel camera, an integrated SiRF Star III GPS chip and Bluetooth®.

TWIG Totem - TWIG Totem features high-speed global connectivity (3,5G or HSDPA with
EDGE). and a full range of PDA features such as Microsoft Office Mobile for reading and editing Word and Excel documents, combined with Benefon’s Windows navigation system for real time turn by turn navigation and access to location relevant information. The Twig Totem offers touch screen and numeric key pad inputs, an integrated SiRF Star III GPS chip, 3 mega pixel camera and Bluetooth® 2.0.

TWIG Monolith – The TWIG Monolith is a compact GPS WiFi phone that features a numeric keyboard along with touch screen technology packaged in a smartphone form factor. The model will offer Benefon’s new turn by turn Windows navigation system and embedded location search technology. The Twig Monolith features WiFi connectivity, a 2 mega pixel camera, an integrated SiRF Star III GPS chip and Bluetooth® 1.2.

The first new Twig devices are expected to be available starting in June 2007, with other versions being released in the last half of the year.

Friday, February 23rd 2007
Alexandre Saltiel

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